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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Queen - Peter

SC-1499 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 4 September 1943 by the Thomas Knutson Shipbuilding Corp., Halesite, Long Island, NY
  • Launched 27 April 1944, sponsored by Margaret Schmiedecke
  • Commissioned USS SC-1499, 3 August 1944
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 22 September 1944, reclassified BO-242 and placed in service
  • Scuttled 25 June 1956 off the Kildinskiy Reach by agreement with the United States.


  • Displacement 105 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, three 20mm mounts, two twin .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projectors ("K Guns"), 14 depth charges with six single release chocks, and two sets
    Mk20 Mousetrap rails with four 7.2 projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-1499 140k Mike Smolinski
    SC-1499 84k 24 July 1944 Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1499
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